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You’ve Heard of Smart Homes, But What About Smart HVAC?

You've Heard of Smart Homes, But What About Smart HVAC?

It may come as no surprise to learn that the HVAC system is the largest source of energy use in your building. Wouldn’t it be great to decrease your utility costs without sacrificing the quality of your indoor air?  A smart HVAC system may be the solution. Smart systems are more efficient and can reduce energy use up to 10-15%. With savings like that, you could recoup the cost of installing a smart unit in just a few years.

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Why HVAC Is So Important to Data Centers

Why HVAC Is So Important to Data Centers

Data centers power the internet; they house the number of servers where the internet’s websites and information are stored. These structures help ensure the internet runs, and HVAC systems are crucial to keeping the data centers running. HVAC systems serve an essential function in data centers: they control the air, temperature, and humidity to run the computer servers that power the internet.

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5 Reasons a Service Contract Makes Sense & Saves Money

5 Reasons a Service Contract Makes Sense & Saves Money

As stated by the  CDC, HVAC systems can be a big source of indoor pollutants. Improperly maintained systems can lead to the introduction of microbes into an indoor air system. Improper operation and maintenance of HVAC systems can seriously impact a building’s indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and be the cause of other detrimental issues. A Severn Group service contract is a cost-efficient, convenient way to ensure a building’s HVAC system is properly maintained. The following five reasons explain why a service contract is the right choice.

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Does Your Building Qualify For the EPAct Tax Deduction

Does Your Building Qualify For the EPAct Tax Deduction

Where are the savings? That’s the theme of the building industry in this post-pandemic era. Many raw materials have increased in price, and construction budgets for commercial and residential high-rises are skyrocketing. This makes it more important than ever to know where the those savings are. These savings sometimes come from the least expected places. One of them is the 179D Energy Tax Deduction. This allows tax savings for measures that increase energy efficiency in buildings through the HVAC system. The 179D Energy Tax Deduction is also known as EPAct. It applies to commercial buildings, and multi-family residential buildings that are four stories or higher (above ground). Owners can expense up to $1.80 per square foot of the cost of improvements that increase energy efficiency.

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What Hotel HVAC System is Best for Your Business?

What Hotel HVAC System is Best for Your Business?

According to the EPA, heating and cooling systems account for 40%-50% of the energy consumption in the typical hotel room. The type of HVAC system you choose for your hotel rooms will not only affect your energy bills but also contribute significantly to the comfort of your guests.

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How to Maintain School HVAC Systems to Keep Kids Safe

How to Maintain School HVAC Systems to Keep Kids Safe

After being partially or fully closed for the past year, school buildings across the country are opening up full-time for students in all grades. What can your school do to keep kids healthy and safe – not just from COVID-19, but from all manner of airborne germs? It’s all about working with your HVAC system.

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